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Universities on Fire

Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis

This session explores the impact of climate change on higher education and how academia may respond. We begin by examining potential changes to physical campuses, from transportation and food service to grounds and the built environment. Next we consider implications for university research, curriculum, and teaching, then envision how relationships between campuses, their local communities, and the world. We conclude by outlining ways academic institutions can strategize and plan for medium- and long-term transformation, starting now.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the challenges climate change places on campus design.
  2. Consider the implications for academic research.
  3. Explain the changes to pedagogical practice and classroom support.
  4. Discuss issues concerning colleges and universities interacting with off-campus communities and stakeholders.


Bryan Alexander, Futurist, Researcher, Writer, Speaker, Consultant, and Teacher, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC

Recorded 7/16/21.

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